Highland Park The Dark 17 Year Old
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islands
  • Distillery Highland Park
  • Age 17 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 52.9%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • smoky
  • dark chocolate
  • herbs
  • coffee bean
  • raisin
  • oatmeal
  • prunes
  • rancio
  • almonds

Highland Park

The Dark 17 Year Old (0.75l, 52.9%)
Price $313.99

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An exceptional seventeen year old Single Malt with a deep Sherry influence and a bit of northern smoke.

Highland Park is the most northerly distillery in Scotland on the Orkney Islands. Legend has it that it was founded by Whisky smuggler Magnus Eunson in the late 1700s and that he used his position as a church officer to conceal Whisky beneath the church pulpit. Don’t assume that “Highland Park” means their Whisky is made in the Highland style. In character, their spirit is closer to a midpoint between Lowland and Islay Single Malts. Perhaps the most famous Whisky connoisseur of all time — journalist Michael Jackson — called Highland Park, “The greatest all-rounder in the world of Malt Whisky.”

We don’t talk about packaging so much, but Highland Park The Dark 17 Year Old comes in a gorgeous black-glass bottle. What’s inside is classic Highland Park’s lightly smoked Single Malt aged for a full seventeen years in ex-Sherry casks. It’s really simple math… superior Single Malt spirit, super-premium casks, lots and lots of time well-spent, and bottled strong at 52.9% ABV. And it’s a truly limited edition, with only 28,000 bottles produced — which might sound like a lot, but there is a clamoring world-wide fan base chomping at the bit to get their hands on a bottle for themselves. 

  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islands
  • Distillery Highland Park
  • Age 17 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 52.9%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.

Appearance / Color
Rich Dark Mahogany

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aromas will jump out at you with fresh-cut pine, Christmas spices, fruitcake, milk chocolate, and raw dough.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The palate is full of rancio from the Sherry wood — prunes and raisins — on top of an herbal smokiness, ground coffee bean, almonds, and oatmeal.

Finish
The palate is followed by a longer finish with fresh mint, marzipan, mixed spice, and dark chocolate. 

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  • smoky
  • dark chocolate
  • herbs
  • coffee bean
  • raisin
  • oatmeal
  • prunes
  • rancio
  • almonds
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
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